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Cancer Stem Cells

Philosophy and Therapies

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$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674088740

Publication Date: 06/06/2016


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 4 tables


  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Cancer Stem Cells: A New Theory of Cancer
    • 1. Cancer Stem Cells’ Triumph
    • 2. The CSC Theory
  • II. The Historical Emergence of the CSC Concept and Its Driving Role in Cancers
    • 3. Teratocarcinomas and Embryonic Stem Cells
    • 4. Leukemic and Hematopoietic Stem Cells
  • III. Debates on CSCs and Stem Cells: What Are They?
    • 5. Origin, Stemness, and Stem Cells: The Meaning of Words
    • 6. Stem Cell Identity
  • IV. The Identity of Stemness and Its Consequences for Cancer Therapies
    • 7. If Stemness Is a Categorical or a Dispositional Property, How Can We Cure Cancers?
    • 8. If Stemness Is a Relational or a Systemic Property, How Can We Cure Cancers?
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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